Links and Resources


RESOURCE LINKS

Following are links to websites that we feel are great educational and informational resources for women.  They are presented in alphabetical order in several different categories. We will be continually adding to this page, so check back often.

PUBLICATIONS & STORY TELLING

Celebration of Strength
Injecting a fresh perspective into the everyday issues that impact women, this site invites women to share their stories of strength.

Offerings Magazine
Receives the Offerings of women's lives in the forms of images, art, poetry, short stories, essays and conversations. These Offerings are presented to the world in a way that engages readers and contributors alike in reflection, inquiry and dialogue.

Spheres Women's Circles Magazine
This bi-monthly magazine is a connecting tool that serves as an expanding resource and forum for the expression of the feminine heart.

ORGANIZATIONS

CEDAW
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.

Circles of Ten
A grassroots, non-profit organization that emphasizes the empowerment of women to create a culture of peace at home, in schools, in their communities, and in the world.

Crones Counsel
The vision of Crones Counsel is to reclaim the Crone archetype through the creation of gatherings of women which model processes that: promote equality, encourage diversity, support personal empowerment, and honor the value to society of older women's wisdom and accomplishments

Gather the Women Global Matrix
A gathering place for women and women's organizations who share a belief that the time is now to activate the incredible power of women's wisdom on a planetary scale.

Global Family
Founded in 1986, Global Family is a non-profit international network of individuals and groups who choose to experience themselves as members of one human family and who desire to actualize their true life purpose through joining with others in compassionate action for the benefit of all.

The Millionth Circle
Intention:  1) to seed and nurture circles, wherever possible, in order to cultivate equality, sustainable livelihoods, preservation of the earth and peace for all, 2) to bring the circle process into United Nations accredited NGOs and the 5th UN World Conference on Women, and 3) to connect circles so they may know themselves as a part of a larger movement to shift consciousness in the world.

The New Road Map Foundation
The New Road Map Foundation seeks to foster a cooperative human community in a diverse yet interconnected world by creating and disseminating practical tools and innovative approaches to personal and cultural change. We promote love and service as routes to personal and social well-being.

PEACE X PEACE
Mission is to improve the status of women and build sustainable peace. We assist women in reaching their full potential as leaders and decision-makers alongside men by providing women with an innovative tool: our Internet-based Global Network, which facilitates direct online communications between women-led groups ("Circles") across the United States and Sister Circles around the world.

PeerSpirit
An education and service company that believes council, or circle, to be the common root of all cultures, a tradition that can take us from the campfire to the future. Council facilitates a level of conversation that allows groups of people to accomplish goals through an integrated experience of heart and mind.

SpiralMuse
SpiralMuse is an organization to connect and inspire women as community, manifesting their visions and living their dreams. We celebrate depth and partnership, health and healing, and each woman's full expression for all to see, feel and experience. We honor wisdom, tradition and legacy through women sharing stories, revealing each other's essence and acknowledging our gifts. We are an expression of woman as muse, authentic femininity weaving itself into a powerful community, a community we call SpiralMuse.

WUNRN
The Women's United Nations Report Program & Network (WUNRN) is a non-governmental organization to implement the conclusions and recommendations of a United Nations Study on Freedom of Religion of Belief and the Status of Women From the Viewpoint of Religion and Traditions.

PROJECTS

5WWC.org
The purpose of this interactive website is to create groundswell support for a 5th United Nations International Conference on Women that, in turn, will be an influence on the decision-makers at the United Nations.  You can sign the petition at:
www.petitiononline.com/5WWC/petition.html

Feminist.com
The Feminist.com web site was founded to initiate and facilitate grassroots mobilization, networking and communication around important political, health and educational issues related to women. The site is dedicated to promoting and sustaining women's well-being through the principles embodied in their motto: "Awareness, Education, Activism and Empowerment."

HERvoices
As our communities become more diverse, and as misunderstanding too often leads to intolerance, HERvoices’ presentations introduce the unknown ‘others’ down the block and around the world to you.

HERvoices’ mission is to increase tolerance and decrease violence locally and globally by including more women and girls in the conversation: the radio programs, articles, films, books, conference panels, public records and dialogues around us.

United States Social Forum (USSF) 
Under the banner of ‘Another World is Possible,’ tens of thousands of community organizers, trade unionists, students/youth, NGO representatives, elected officials and social movements gather for a weeklong conference filled with dialogues, workshops, debates, marches, rallies, and cultural events. The World Social Forum (WSF) was created to provide an open platform to discuss alternatives to the economic plans created by multi-national corporations and the governments at the World Economic Forum that often result in strategies that suppress workers and human rights, and undermine national and Indigenous sovereignty. The USSF has since become an annual event, hosting up to 100,000 people each year.

US Women Connect
Mission is to connect all US women for a larger, louder, more powerful and collective voice in polices critical to women and our families. Building bridges from the ground up, USWC is linking state coalitions and alliances across county lines into state networks for support of a US women’s agenda and the Beijing+10 Platform for Action for equality, development and peace.

WITH Forgiveness
WITH Forgiveness is an inter-active community where we share, learn, support and celebrate one another as we free our hearts and minds from fear, anger, resentment, suffering and pain. Forgiveness is the way! Our intent is to embody, express, and experience unconditional love, compassion, kindness and peace for ourselves and our world. Now's the time to say YES to "being the change we wish to see in the world."

CONVERSATION PROCESSES

Conversation Café
At Conversation Cafés, we will learn together how to create a culture of conversation—which is a culture of intelligence, peace, and political awareness.

World Café
World Café Conversations are an intentional way to create a living network of conversation around questions that matter. A Café Conversation is a creative process for leading collaborative dialogue, sharing knowledge and creating possibilities for action in groups of all sizes.